Diderot on Leather Curriers.
DIDEROT, Denis. Corroyeur (Leather Currier) Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 3 Paris (1763)
Folio, 253 x 393mm. 12 pages of descriptive text & 2 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The 2 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Corroyeur from volume III of plates. Plates are numbered 1-2.
1 page (310) from volume III of the Encyclopédie (1753) including Chevalet du corroyeur
3 pages (275-277) from volume IV of the Encyclopédie (1754) including information on Corroyer un cuir et les ouvrages et manieres
1 page (58) from volume VI of the Encyclopédie (1756) including Étire
1 page (476) from volume VIII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including information on the colour Jaune
1 page (74) from volume XII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Paroir
3 pages (5, 692 & 724) from volume XIII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Pommelle, Dresser un quartier and Quoisser les cuirs
2 pages (402 & 406) from volume XIV of the Encyclopédie (1765) including information on the colour Rouge and Les rougir
With some browning to a few leaves.
This suite opens with an attractive view of leather currier's workshop. The paring and working of the skins is shown, and the tools used are displayed. Diderot's entry for Corroyer en Cuir is included, as are articles on Paroir, Pomelle, Quiosser les Curies and Rougier les Cuirs.